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意思 yì si: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

意思 (yì si) English Meaning

  • idea
  • opinion
  • meaning
  • wish
  • desire

Traditional Characters: 意思

意 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

思 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 你是什么意思?
    Nǐ shì shénme yìsi?
    What do you mean?
  • 你懂我的意思吗?
    Nǐ dǒng wǒ de yìsi ma?
    Do you understand what I am saying?
  • 那背后是什么意思?
    Nà bèihòu shì shénme yìsi?
    What’s the idea behind that?
  • 这句句子意思模糊。
    Zhè jù jùzi yìsi móhú.
    The meaning of this sentence is obscure.
  • 你到底是什么意思?
    Nǐ dàodǐ shì shénme yìsi?
    What on earth do you mean?
  • 我不明白你的意思。
    Wǒ bù míngbái nǐ de yìsi.
    I can’t understand your meaning.

Stroke Order & Character Components

意 (yì): idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate; Italy; Italian; abbreviation for 意大利(Yìdàlì)

  •  (yīn): sound
  •  (xīn): heart

思 (sī): to think; to consider

  •  (tián): field
  •  (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 意

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 思

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 思考(sī kǎo):  to reflect on; to ponder over
  • 思想(sī xiǎng):  thought; thinking; idea; ideology; CL:  個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 不可思议(bù kě sī yì):  inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable; unfathomable
  • 沉思(chén sī):  contemplate; contemplation; meditation; ponder
  • 反思(fǎn sī):  to think back over something; to review; to revisit; to rethink; reflection; reassessment
  • 构思(gòu sī):  to outline a story; to make a preliminary sk, etc.h
  • 思念(sī niàn):  think of; long for; miss
  • 思索(sī suǒ):  think deeply; ponder
  • 思维(sī wéi):  (line of) thought; thinking

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